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Windy Lee S.'s Comment
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[Note from Brett: Link removed]

Plz stop by and check it out Thank y’all

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome, Windy Lee!

I removed your link.

First, for everyone else, it was a link to a Go Fund Me page to pay for her CDL training.

Now, let me explain why. There's no need for you to pay for CDL training. You can go through Paid CDL Training Programs, which are truck driving schools that are owned and operated by trucking companies or sponsored by trucking companies.

The trucking company will pay you during part or all of your training, and then they will hire you once you complete your training and get your CDL. Some companies consider their paid CDL training programs as standard on-the-job training, so they pay you throughout the process.

Each program is a little different. You can learn about the various programs here: Paid CDL Training Programs

You can also go here to Apply For Paid CDL Training. You will hear from recruiters from various companies, and they will answer any questions you have.

Also, check out this article:

Why I Prefer Paid CDL Training Over Private CDL Training

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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Seems very odd that the OP has been a member of TT for 14 months, yet the first post is "I need money to get into the industry. Please help."

Maybe read the content of this website?

G-Town's Comment
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Maybe read the content of this website?

Something many seem to overlook…

Windy Lee S.'s Comment
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Thank you for your time and consideration. I honestly am not trying to pull anything over on anyone. I am just at a loss concerning insight and I am desperately seeking help whether it be assistance monetarily or what I prefer knowledge/wisdom/understanding/direction. Allow me to explain myself… I have completed an approved training program and I have my CLP , I also have taken/passed my Pre-trip & Air Brakes portion of my DDS Exam. I admit that I had a difficult time grasping the maneuvers and just when I was starting to get it I ran out of my savings and I have no resources. I did, full disclosure not pass the maneuvers twice. But I had no options to continue training. I have contacted WIOA but they are on HOLD from then to today and they don’t seem very positive. I cannot quit/give up/in. I just don’t know if anyone will even consider me being that I have a CLP & I have already passed my Pre-trip/Air Brakes. I am in limbo and I am very aware that time is slipping away with all that I have put in so far. So if y’all could help me with this lack of knowledge and inform me as to my options I will be so thankful .

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Options:

Company-sponsored training. You can apply through this website. One application is sent to several companies at once. This is really your only realistic option. No one here is going to be your savior in giving you the additional funds needed.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Options:

Company-sponsored training. You can apply through this website. One application is sent to several companies at once. This is really your only realistic option. No one here is going to be your savior in giving you the additional funds needed.

This is a bigger hurdle than most realize. Many company sponsored programs are not going to accept this person due to the inability to pass. They already started a program and could not meet the challenges of testing. Trying to teach a different method and get a student to unlearn what one school taught is very difficult.

Apply everywhere.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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